The Arctic Refuge coastal plain is the most important denning habitat for polar bears in the United States. The critically imperiled Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population is dependent on this habitat for survival.
With the growing number of confirmed coronavirus cases, the announced closure of public services and most importantly, concern for the health and safety of our employees, we have begun mandatory teleworking organization-wide until further notice. Rest assured that we are on top of it and committed to continuing to protect wildlife and their habitats no matter what challenges we face. Thank you and stay healthy. - Jamie Rappaport Clark, President & CEO Defenders of Wildlife